Danny Murphy says Spurs are far more equipped than Liverpool to seal a Champions League spot.



Only THREE Liverpool players would get into Tottenham's current side, according to former Reds midfielder Danny Murphy.

Jurgen Klopp's side sit in 7th position on the Premier League table, five points behind Spurs, who sit in fourth spot - with both sides looking to seal a Champions League spot.

However, Murphy doesn't think Liverpool have the quality to beat Mauricio Pochettino’s team to a top-four position.

When asked how many Liverpool players would get into the Tottenham starting XI, the Liverpool and Fulham man told talkSPORT: “I grew up a Liverpool fan, played for them for seven years and only at Tottenham briefly. But I have to say, Tottenham are in a better position.

"If I was a Tottenham supporter I’d be very, very excited about the coming seasons and this particular season.

“Liverpool, they need a turnaround of players and the reason I say this is somebody asked me how many Liverpool players would get into Tottenham’s first XI."


Murphy continued: “Here’s my quick answer to that – two, three maximum. And I can’t think of a year in my lifetime where I think that could have been said. And that’s a big turnaround.

“I personally would have [Jordan] Henderson instead of [Eric] Dier, only just. I know Dier’s been brilliant.

“The only problem with Henderson is Dier’s a sitting midfielder, Henderson likes to get forward. What you could do is put Henderson and Dele Alli ahead of Dembele and play [Mousa] Dembele in the holding role. I couldn’t leave Dembele or Alli out.

“[Philippe] Coutinho definitely and finally – it wouldn’t bother me not putting him in in terms of [Kyle] Walker’s ability – would be [Nathaniel] Clyne. He probably just edges Walker but both are superb right-backs.”

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